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France hints at spectrum sharing in 26 GHz band
Sep 04, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

The head of French regulator Arcep has suggested that the country may opt for a sharing regime in the 26 GHz band, in which verticals will be able to gain access to spectrum.  Read more...

“Regulators are assigning spectrum without any EU convergence”
Aug 22, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

PolicyTracker has interviewed Sébastien Soriano, head of French regulator Arcep.  Read more...

France to combine auction and administrative process in upcoming 5G award
Jul 25, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

France’s regulator Arcep has revealed its plans for assigning spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. It has decided to go ahead with a mixed assignment format whereby some of the spectrum is auctioned to the highest bidder and some is assigned directly to mobile operators.  Read more...

France explores new licensing options in the 26 GHz band
Feb 07, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

French regulator Arcep is offering temporary licences in the 26 GHz band to companies willing to create "open-access" trials, available for third parties.  Read more...

Spectrum assignments need a rethink, say academics
Oct 24, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Recent outcomes in European 5G auctions have raised alarms in the telecoms industry and spectrum assignment processes as we understand them today could soon be a thing of the past.  Read more...

French regulator hopes to see 5G deployments by 2020
Jul 18, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

Under the 5G "roadmap" announced on 16 July, France plans to find more spectrum for 5G networks, promote the development of new uses, support the deployment of 5G infrastructure and ensure transparency and dialogue on 5G rollouts. Read more...

France to trial blockchain for spectrum management
May 23, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

In what may be the first use of blockchain for spectrum management, the Agence National des Fréquences (ANFR) and start-up Blockchain Partner are preparing a limited trial of the technology using frequencies at 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and in other bands. Read more...

Japanese mobile operators warn government over auction plans
Mar 19, 2018
by Richard Handford

NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank have cautioned against an over-reliance on bid size when making spectrum awards, as the Japanese government mulls a shake-up in frequency assignments. Read more...

Coverage, not revenue, is increasingly the goal of spectrum assignments
Feb 09, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

Some policymakers are starting to believe that coverage may be a more important policy objective for spectrum auctions than just filling government coffers. Read more...

France to press ahead with 4G and 5G plans
Jan 31, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

France is forging ahead on 4G and 5G rollout, with the regulator making spectrum available in the 3.4-3.8 GHz and 26 GHz bands for 5G trials, and the government unveiling plans to raise money for better rural 4G coverage from extended spectrum licences. Read more...